Your Loving Daughter,
Follows the showcase story from Spain that frames the Franco interview. Spain is politically inert, and in economic decline, but according to its not-Fascist-at-all head of state, it is Europe's only hope of salvation from "decadence." The "tough" Spanish army could defeat those Reds in a minute if they just had arms, and could America maybe spare a few tens of millions of Yankee dollars to help a buddy in need? Why Spain had to suffer through being a conveniently located neutral selling to both sides during WWII, and now its economy is just like Sweden's and Switzerland's, except much smaller and going in the opposite direction. In the course of the interview,General Franco shares his views that nations and nationalism are the best things ever and that military strength and "ideological preparation" are essential to confronting Communism. Socialist countries like Britain and France are terrible, while Spain is advancing into the social-political evolution of the future with youthful strength.
Aviation Week, 27 August 1951
"Photoangulator Fixes the Slant" The US Army's Research and Development Lab at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, has developed a new photoangulator, which is a device that turns oblique photograpphs into horizontal projections. It is better than old photoangulators in that it provides trigonometric solutions, rather than geometric ones, and that is Progress. Also in progress, Canada has a new wind tunnel. Although the headline says "New Tunnel Built for Canadian Studies," so they may just be throwing Canadians in a wind tunnel to see what happens. I approve!